A Touch of Salt
Take in the waterfront views, starry night skies and cooling breezes of our alfresco balcony, or dine indoors in the air-conditioned comfort (sometimes a must in North Queensland!).
The name, A Touch of Salt, is a play on our family name, Brine. Our restaurant began as a family business more than 10 years ago and our family-style approach of genuine hospitality and meals designed to encourage conversation has remained the heart of A Touch of Salt. We have spent the past decade crafting our restaurant as one of the North’s best casual fine dining restaurants.
We are pleased to say our restaurant is appreciated not just by Townsville locals but also by travelers and diners from around Australia.
Food was fantastic, great choices. Service was friendly, the cocktails were magnificent. Can’t wait to go back.
Your chef de partie Emma is amazing!!!
Food as always was amazing. The staff at a Touch of Salt are always available, very aware of the ingredients in the meals and they have great taste in their food recommendations. This was our fourth time to Touch of Salt and we were impressed as usual. The squid was amazing and highly recommended. I could have eaten that as a main. Thank you.
Delicious food and ambiance. Service good. Awesome wine list and drink selection.
We sat outside, as the noise levels indoor make conversation a bit difficult at times. The service was outstanding by James and made the night relaxed and memorable. The food was devine and portion sizes just right. So many difficult flavours in the food and but mixed so well and tasted delicious.
All the staff are friendly and enthusiastic, our waitress was awesome.
We were wowed by the food and service and I can highly recommended A Touch of Salt for a fantastic dining experience.
Amazing food and service.
Our international visitors were impressed.
This was our first visit to Touch if Salt. I was extremely excited to have a whole vegetarian/vegan menu to choose from. Unfortunately the quality of the food just didn’t match everything else about the restaurant.
It’s in a great location. The service is too notch as is the decor.
We chose two entrees to share. The cheesy scrolls were delicious but the sweet corn fritter had absolutely no flavour, aside from the chilli sauce that was on top. It was a disappointment.
For the main I chose the Roti which was unfortunately not edible. It had absolutely no flavour was extremely glittery and oily, and the mango and cucumber on top just plain bland. My partner chose the pork belly, which unfortunately had absolutely no crispness, and the meat was just lost in an over abundance of sauce. Our daughter had the heritage chicken and really enjoyed it.
Unfortunately for us this visit was underwhelming and expensive.
Whilst I cannot fault the service at all, the food just fell well short of our expectations.
We will give this place one more try in the hopes it was just a one off.
This is the best restaurant in Townsville.
Loved the Yakatori Pork entree and Duck Wellington on the Autumn 2019 menu. Looking forward to next visit for the winter fare.
First time customers, the place was beautiful, the service was exceptional, the food was outstanding (scallops and garfish, my favourite). Very happy!
We had a lovely night, great service, yummy food and fabulous company
Excellent from the greeting at the door to all the staff! Not one of the staff but all of them were very professional, food was amazing, one dish was not what we expected but that was fine as so many other dishes to chose from! Thanks for a great first time experience & we will b back
The food is always fantastic and so is the service.
Wonderful experience every time. The food is amazing and the service is prompt. Vegetarian options are great. We will continue to go back.
Always amazing! Thank you to Mark Brine that made sure my Mother daughter dinner was a delight. Really appreciate it
My husband and I were very impressed with the quality of the food and service as were family visiting from New Zealand who love fine dining and do so frequently. We could not afford to dine on a regular bases but would dine here again for a special celebration and recommend it to others.
Touch of Salt never fails to deliver. Perfect everytime. The service is second to none, have not been there since February and our lovely waitress remembered which wine we drank. It is those small things that separates A Touch of Salt to the rest.
Choose to go early 6pm beat the rush, Great food and service really nice experience good views of river.
Consistently excellent, the best restaurant in Townsville. Exceptional menu, with numerous gluten-free options. Reasonably-priced.
Food was amazing, service was excellent for both food and drink.
It was a wonderful evening. Beautiful food, great food and faultless service from the staff.
Food and value we couldn’t fault. Only thing that spoiled it for us was the light rain that started halfway through our main meals. Means we had to rush a bit at the end. An awning of some kind would have been perfect. Even an umbrella would have would have great.
The food was excellent it was a very relaxing night. This restaurant is a little more sophisticated than most restaurants and clearly they work hard at it. I had the Mignon Steak which was superb. The food here is hard to fault.
Second time we have dined at A Touch of Salt and it was just as good as last time if not better. Food was so good and our waitress was excellent. A couple of our group have food intolerances and the options available are a welcome change to regular dining out. 10/10
We had a fabulous night, thank you for the fabulous food and great service. My wife does not like to go out as she doesn't like crowds. Your staff made us feel very relaxed, we will definitely be back.
The lighting made it difficult to read the menu so I used my phone torch!
Consistently great food and service snd readily adapt food around my gluten and dairy free exclusions
Great service by well tutored staff. Smiles all round !
A Touch of Salt never disappoints. The food is always both excellent and interesting, and the menu changes fairly regularly which is great. Service, as ever, was outstanding. For me, it's easily the best restaurant in Townsville.
The food was incredible. And the service was amazing. Definitely will be returning again soon
Food was very good, especially the scallops and duck wellington. However the price was pretty high for the amount of food.
Amazing food and good service
A Touch of Salt remains the best night out in Townsville.
Amazing 😍 we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Thank you so much.
Amazing food and service. Highly recommend Touch of Salt to anyone.
Staff were faultless. Very unfortunately our meat was luke-warm - almost cold and quite chewy. Quite disappointing.
The service here is delightful- friendly but not intrusive. The menu tastes every bit as good as it sounds and the drinks list showcases user friendly wines and beers without being overwhelming or pretentious. We’ve been here before and will definitely dine here again.
Very talented kitchen. Some of the best food I've had in Australia.
Excellent menu (both food and beverages), outstanding service and a lovely location on the river. Arguably one of the best restaurants in Townsville - highly recommended.